put in a good word for someone/something, to

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put in a good word (for one)

To recommend one (for something); to say complimentary things about one, their performance, or their capabilities. (Can also be structured "put a good word in (for someone).") I heard you're applying for that IT job here. I'll be sure to put in a good word for you. Her former boss put in a good word for her, but we were a little disappointed in her application.
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put in a good word for someone/something, to

To serve as advocate for someone or something; to put someone or something in the best possible light. Good word has meant “a favorable or laudatory comment” since about 1205. This cliché was put as speak a good word for someone from 1540.
See also: for, good, put, someone, to, word
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